In Florida, divorce is called “dissolution of marriage.”
The divorce process is never easy. Hiring a qualified Florida dissolution of marriage attorney to guide you through the process will help minimize stress and get you the results you deserve.
No-Fault Florida Dissolution of Marriage
A no-fault dissolution of marriage can be granted in two situations that must be proven by the petitioner, the spouse filing the divorce papers:
- The marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Under Florida law, this simply means the parties cannot work out their problems and can no longer cohabitate.
- A spouse is mentally incapacitated. This must be evaluated according to Florida law and determined by a court no less than three years prior to divorce proceedings. A court must also appoint a guardian (an advocate) to “defend and protect the interests of the incapacitated party” during the divorce process if none exists other than a spouse.
State law establishes two different processes for dissolutions: regular and simplified. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested will depend on how long your divorce may take. The first step is figuring out which process is the best fit.
Contact an Orlando Divorce Lawyer
At FCLC Group, we understand that divorce cases often bring financial, physical, and emotional trauma, and that’s why we work hard to ensure that our clients are fairly and justly represented.
If you are considering divorce or your spouse has recently filed a petition for dissolution of marriage, contact us today for a confidential consultation at (407) 757-2877 or go online.